TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1993

9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag


1.                   Request from Robert Bowen, A Resident of Seaview Mobile Estates, that the Board Adopt an Urgency Rate Stabilization and Vacancy Control Ordinance for Tenants of Mobilehome Parks in Humboldt County (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct a study session on this matter to be held on June 14, 1993 at 1:30 p.m. (location of the study session to be determined).

C.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (None)

D.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

These matters are routine in nature and are usually approved by a single vote. Prior to the meeting, any member of the public may request any member of the Board to pull a particular item for further discussion.


1.                   Fund Ledger Transfers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Fund Ledger Transfers 3993.

2.                   Cancellation of Warrants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve cancellation of the warrants over six months old as of the end of April 1993.

3.                   Request to Reissue Cancelled Warrants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve reissuance of a warrant to Larry Calene in the amount of $54.89.

Board of Supervisors

4.                   Appointments to SMARA Advisory Committee for First District

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the nominations Jack Noble and Lewis Klein to the SMARA Advisory Committee.

5.                   Resolution in Support of Establishing the Highway 36 West Scenic Byway

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution and direct clerk to send a certified copy to Robin L. Sykes, Yolla Bolla Ranger District.

6.                   Resolution Commending Walter J. Warren who is Retiring from the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Board (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution and authorize Chair to present at the retirement dinner on May 23rd.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of May 4, 1993

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

County Counsel

8.                   Ordinance Designating a Stop Intersection at Sprowel Creek/Redwood Drive Intersection; Setting Speed Limits for Redwood Drive and Redway Drive

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce Ordinance by title, waive further reading thereof, and set the ordinance for adoption on May 25, 1993.

District Attorney

9.                   Reduce Victim-Witness Division's Office Hours and Approve Budget Appropriation Transfer Within Fixed Asset Line Item to Purchase "Special Need" Office Chair and Sofa

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the request to reduce office hours to general public from 5:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.Authorize Victim Witness Budget Appropriation Transfer from one Fixed Asset Line Item 8-631 Typewriter ($550) to 8-560 Reclining Office Chair ($250) and Sofa ($300).

Eel River Constable

10.               Transfer of Funds From Revenue Account

RECOMMENDATION: Direct Auditor-Controller to process supplement budget:increase revenue account number 1100-707-010 by $1,600.00 and transfer from Chapter 810 Fee, Account Number 3625-807-625 and establish line item 1100-224-2-105 in the amount of $1,600.

Employment Training Department

11.               Closure of Employment Training Department for Staff Training Thursday and Friday May 27 and 28, 1993

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Employment Training Department (ETD) to close for two days, Thursday and Friday, May 27 and 28, 1993, so that all ETD staff may attend training on the Job Training Reform Amendments for 1992.


12.               Supplemental Budget for Budget Unit 470 HIV CARE Consortium

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for BU 470 HIV comprehensive AIDS Resource Emergency Act (CARE) Consortium and direct Auditor-Controller to supplement BU 470 HIV CARE Consortium.

13.               Allow Chair to Sign the Second Contract Amendment to the Hospital Formula Contracts Rural health Services Funds for FY 1992-93

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize Chair to sign the Second Contract Amendment to the Hospital Formula Contracts for FY 1992-93.


14.               Reduction in Personnel†† Department Staff

RECOMMENDATION: Disallocate 1.0 FTE Personnel Assistant position in Budget Unit 130-Personnel Department (class no. 151, position no. 01) effective June 5, 1993 and authorize Personnel Director to issue a layoff notice to affected employee.

Planning and Building

15.               Waiver of 480 Hour Limit for Extra Help Employee Doris Hickerson

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the waiver of the 480 hour limit for the Extra Help employee, Doris Hickerson, Planner I.

Public Guardian

16.               Position Reduction, Fiscal Asst. II at .75 FTE to .50 FTE

RECOMMENDATION: Reduce allocation of the .75 FTE Fiscal Assistant I/II position in Budget Unit 273 (class number 148, position number 01) to .50 FTE, effective June 20, 1993.

Risk Manager

17.               Workers' Compensation Volunteer Coverage

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution No. 93-45 authorizing County to use volunteers and provide workers' compensation insurance for them.

18.               Use of Trust Fund for Payment of Employee Medical Plan Claims

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Auditor-Controller to use County self-insured Trust Fund up to $500,000 for payment of medical claims.

19.               MOU Detailing the Restructuring of CSAC Workers' Compensation Excess Insurance Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign MOU detailing the restructuring of the CSAC-Excess Insurance Authority's (CSAC-EIA) Workers' Compensation Program.


20.               Supplemental Budget for Budget Unit 1100-221 in the Amount of $7,500; Transfer from Asset Forfeiture Account 3639-363-7000, in the Amount of $7,500; Establishment of Fixed Asset Account for Satellite Antenna and Interactive Video Disc Delivery System in the Amount of $7,500; and Exemption from Fixed Asset Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Approve an exemption from the fixed asset freeze and approve a supplemental budget in Budget Unit 1100-221 in the amount of $7,500.

21.               Jail Population Report

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the Jail Population Report for the week of May 2, 1993 through May 8, 1993.

22.               Reduction of Personnel in Sheriff Budget units

RECOMMENDATION: Instruct Personnel Director to implement layoff procedures to affected personnel.

Social Services

23.               Exempt Office Assistant From Hiring Freeze

RECOMMENDATION: Exempt Office Assistant I/II position #16, class 180, range 120 from the hiring freeze.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

24.               Ads Contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approve and authorize the Chair and the Treasurer-Tax Collector to sign the ADS Associates, Inc. License Agreement and the Software Support Agreement.


County Counsel

1.                   The Joinder by Humboldt County in the California Statewide Communities Development Authority and Consideration of Resolutions Approving Certificates of Participation for Financing for St. Joseph Health System

RECOMMENDATION: Open and conduct public hearing to consider two resolutions.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Eureka High School Aqua-Culture Research Laboratory

RECOMMENDATION: Approve an appropriation of $5,000 from the Coastal Energy Trust Interest Fund (#3718) to be allocated to Eureka High School to assist in the purchase of the equipment for the Aqua-Culture Research Laboratory.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Matters Pertaining to Gravel Extraction Operations in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign letter to the Chief of the Office of Mine Reporting and Reclamation Compliance.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (No Action Required)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (No Action Required)

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.M.

This 15-minute portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board on any matter not on this agenda that is under the jurisdiction of the Board. It is requested that speakers sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber by 1:25 p.m.


1.                   Tom Conlon and Steve Werner from Planning and Building spoke about transitional housing program for Spruce Point Trailer Park.Norman Edwards and others spoke their opposition to Spruce Point Trailer Park conversion.Greg Bish stated that the owner of Spruce Point Trailer Park should go through proper permitting process.Tom Weisand from Westhaven CSD spoke about illegal logging.

J.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

Treasurer-Tax Collector

1.                   Public Hearing to Consider New Fees in the Treasurer-Tax Collector Department

RECOMMENDATION: Open public hearing.Receive staff report and public comment. Approve new fee and its inclusion in the Humboldt County Schedule of Fees and Charges.Introduce by title, Ordinance No.amending Ordinance No. 1989, waive first reading and set for adoption on May 25, 1993.

Public Works

2.                   Public Hearing to Consider a Proposed Rate Increase for City Garbage Company

RECOMMENDATION: Open the public hearing and receive testimony.Approve rate increase of $24.50 per ton for landfill disposal fees to cover the annual Consumer Price Index adjustments, annual justifiable remediation expenses and State-required fund and trust fund deposits.

K.                  ADJOURNMENT

Any written materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to the Board meeting, and that are public records subject to the Public Records Act, are available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th Street, Suite 111, Eureka (476-2384), during normal business hours.

Persons wishing to file documentation on any agenda item for the official record must submit an original and nine (9) copies of each document to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 111 of the County Courthouse, 825 5th Street in Eureka (476-2384). Documentation includes, but is not limited to, written correspondence, audio and video tapes, maps, photographs, and petitions. Failure to submit the required number of copies will result in the document/s not being placed in the official record. (Per Board of Supervisors' policy adopted on March 21, 1995.)

The Chamber is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking is available in the lot on K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  If you are a person with a disability, and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (707) 476-2384, or (707) 445-7299 (fax).  Requests for such modifications or accommodations must be made at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.